Interlochen Center for the Arts Names Enrique Márquez as Director of Music

By Chris Ruel

Interlochen Center for the Arts has named Enrique Márquez as the organization’s Director of Music. He will assume the role on June 1, 2021.

Márquez will lead music programming, pedagogy, and curriculum at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Online, and Interlochen College of Creative Arts.

“An accomplished educator, arts leader, musician, and Interlochen alumnus whose career in the arts spans continents and cultures, Enrique brings a unique global perspective to this position,” said Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey in a press release. “We’re thrilled that he will return to Interlochen to energize and guide our music programs into the future.”

The newly appointed Director comes from Harvard, where he oversaw the Music Department’s concerts and events. Márquez also administered the Fromm Music Foundation, which has commissioned and performed 400 new works.

Márquez was recently selected as a fellow of the Sphinx LEAD Program, a prestigious group of leaders of color in the arts. An internationally recognized violinist, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 and has performed with Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, and Valery Gergiev.

“As an alumnus of both Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy, it is greatly meaningful to return to an institution that transformed my life and launched my career,” Márquez said. “I am eager to create impactful pathways and experiences for Interlochen students that will help them become our next generation of creative changemakers.”